Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

To-date local governments in Northern Colorado have added significant funding to ensure North I-25 is improved and expanded. Larimer and Weld Counties, plus Johnstown, Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland, Timnath and Windsor, as well as McWhinney provided $25,000,000 in local contributions for the Phase 1 project adding an additional lane between SH 14 and SH 402.

In addition, Fort Collins, Loveland, Johnstown and Weld and Larimer Counties are providing $30,500,000 to improve intersections at Prospect Road, US 34 and SH 402. While many people assume the federal government pays for interstate highways, that is no longer the case. Applications for federal grants require a local match and improve the chances of TIGER grants, for example, getting approval. Without these contributions, it is likely North I-25 would not have seen any significant improvements until at least 2035.

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